I. adjective Date: 1515 1. a. excluding or having power to exclude b. limiting or limited to possession, control, or use by a single individual or group 2. a. excluding others from participation b. snobbishly aloof 3. a. accepting or soliciting only a socially restricted patronage (as of the upper class) b. stylish, fashionable c. restricted in distribution, use, or appeal because of expense 4. a. single, sole <
exclusive jurisdiction
b. whole, undivided <
his exclusive attention
exclusively adverbexclusiveness noun II. noun Date: 15th century something exclusive: as a. a news story at first released to or reported by only one source b. an exclusive right (as to sell a particular product in a certain area)

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